Saturday, October 18
The upcoming Annual Fall Seminar, which will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, is fast approaching. The registration deadline has been extended to Saturday, October 11, 2014. Judy Russell is one of the foremost genealogists in the nation. She holds a law degree and is also one of the most desired speakers at genealogical events throughout this country. Be sure and check out her “Legal Genealogist” blog site.
Judy's topics of discussion (which includes a major session on DNA) and the schedule for the day can be found on the TNGS website. You can register online through PayPal or with a credit card. You can also download the seminar flyer and mail it in with a check or bring it in to the Pickering Center with cash. The cost is $35.00 for members or $40.00 for non-members. (Special prices are available for students.) That price includes a box lunch and refreshments throughout the day. (The lunch choices are on the registration page and on the flyer.)
The Tennessee Genealogical Society has also gathered a number of outstanding door prizes for this event. These prizes include: an annual membership to Fold3, an annual membership to Newspapers.com, and a FamilyTreeMaker 2014 software program (also available for Mac users). The most notable door prize of the day will be a one year’s World Subscription to Ancestry.com. (The price of that is equivalent to $299) You will need to be present to win!
We hope you will take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and join members and friends of TNGS to hear Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist,” on October 18, 2014
Library CLOSED & Lecture CANCELED at the Tennessee Genealogical Society on Sunday, June 29, 2014
The Tennessee Genealogical Society has canceled today's lecture with Tina Sansone on "Forensic Genealogy" due to extreme flooding and bad weather conditions. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience. A rain date will be announced soon for the lecture. For any questions, please contact Tina Sansone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library will also be closed today.
The Tennessee Genealogical Society is honored to present Diane L. Giannini, CG, who is scheduled to speak at the annual Spring Lecture Series on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The lecture starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Lunch is included. The registration deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014. A registration form and the day’s schedule can be found here.
Diane L. Giannini is a Certified Genealogist (CG), who brings several years of experience in research and professionalism to each seminar she conducts. Giannini is a former Board Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and also serves as the Webmaster for the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. She maintains memberships in a number of genealogical and lineage societies. Her Genealogical Research firm is Ancestry Sleuths.Societies and memberships that Diane has been involved in are:
The topics she will be discussing are:
We invite all who are able to attend this great informative event. The Tennessee Genealogical Society will be selling books during the breaks and at lunch. For more information, please contact Carla Maitland via email at email@example.com or the Tennessee Genealogical Society at 901.754.4300. Be sure to get your registration in as early as possible!
The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Genealogical Society is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Terrell as Cultural Adviser for the Board. Jason's expertise and love of history and family research along with his Native American ancestry will be a great addition to the Tennessee Genealogical Society. Please welcome Jason in his new position.
Jason R. Terrell is a storyteller. In fact, he comes from a family of storytellers and professes to be in the family business.
Jason’s parents were both journalists and his mother is a portrait artist, so he combined his love of art and journalism into a career as a graphic designer, art director and photographer.
His mother and her mother were also teachers, and he proudly teaches as an adjunct in the journalism department at the University of Memphis, his alma mater.
Jason’s father and grandfather were Cherokee. He is likewise enrolled with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, where he currently sits as the Vice Chair of the Editorial Board for the tribal newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix.
His love of family history goes back to his childhood. Consequently, he has been researching his ancestors for over 25 years, with a special focus on his Cherokee ancestors, Cherokee history and culture.
Jason is indeed a storyteller and is always on the lookout for ways to tell a great story.
We are excited to have him part of our team!
One of the Tennessee Genealogical Society's newest releases is "bits & pieces of Tennessee history & genealogy" compiled by James E. (Jim) Bobo, Director at Large. Jim writes, "This book is a collection of articles written by me and published in the "Tennessee Magazine of Genealogical Magazine, "Ansearchin' News" during the last several years. The original intent was to develop a resource for family-history research and to investigate events that shaped the subjects lives." He found the research interesting and thought provoking, thus the idea for this book came about. It is published by the Tennessee Genealogical Society. The book can be purchased at the Book Store.
Following is the Table of Contents and the Index for this exciting new book!
“The Irish are Coming!” is the call you hear these days from Carla Maitland, Public Relations Director and newly elected 2014 Vice President of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. The Ulster Historical Foundation is a ”non-profit organization founded in 1956 to promote interest in Irish genealogy and history, with particular reference to the historical nine county province of Ulster. The Foundation is one of the leading genealogical research agencies in Ireland and a major publisher of historical, educational and genealogical source books. It has also devised a series of ground breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.”
The Tennessee Genealogical Society is excited to have the Ulster Historical Foundation come to do an all day Seminar featuring Fintan Mullan, Executive Director and Gillian Hunt, Genealogist, that will be FREE. More information on this seminar as well as a downloadable registration form can be found at www.tngs.org. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, so reserve your seat soon! The date is Saturday, March 15, 2014!
Sack lunches will be provided for $7.50, so be sure to place your order now. Drinks and desserts will be provided.
Here are the informative topics that will be covered:
A review of their website can be found at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182056.asp .
For more information, please contact Carla Maitland via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Tennessee Genealogical Society at 901.754.4300. Hope to see you there! Make your Reservations today!
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society of Tennessee could use your help. If you are able to help them in this great project, see contact information below. Thanks!
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the Tennessee Genealogical Society held its final Quarterly Business meeting of the year. At the beginning of the meeting, ballots were distributed for the election of the new Board of Directors. After the business meeting, followed by an outstanding presentation on researching court records by Tina Sansone, the ballots had been counted and the winners were announced. A Book Fair was held after the Business Meeting.
The following people were elected to take office beginning January 1, 2014, for a two-year period (2014 – 2015):
PRESIDENT Joe Burns
VICE PRESIDENT Carla Love Maitland
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Sharron Bearly
EDITOR Janice Ingram
BUSINESS MANAGER Charles Speed
TREASURER Cindy Rodgers
RECORDING SECRETARY Kathy Stafford
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Jean Belser
DIRECTOR OF SALES Byron Crain
DIRECTOR at LARGE Jim Bobo
Congratulations to all of the new Board of Directors for the Tennessee Genealogical Society. These officers have the honor of beginning their term as the Society celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year in 2014.
Submitted by Carla Love Maitland
Tour/Research Field Trip: Ned R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis
Wednesday, September 04 ~ 10:00 am to 12:00 n ~ Ned R. McWherter Library, Room 404, (901) 678-2210 (Preservation and Special Collections Department)
The Ned R. McWherter Library is located west of Zach Curlin Drive and south of Norriswood Avenue. See Campus Map for additional details. If interested in carpooling to the library, 1) please contact Tina Sansone, 901-413-7995, or Carla Maitland, 901-483-3151, and 2) meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot behind the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center.
Thursday, September 12 ~ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ~ TnGenSoc Lecture Room
How to use FamilySearch for research, and how to order microfilm for library use.
Wanted ~ Dead or Alive
Saturday, September 21 ~ 10:30 am to 12:30 pm ~ TnGenSoc Lecture Room
Guest speaker Therese Fisher: "Genealogy typically is the progression back in time as we struggle to uncover the clues that give us the parents of the known generation. But many of us have had occasion to bring the lines forward . . . to learn about living descendants of our ancestors. It could be a reunion or learning who now holds the family bible. How we approach both types of research is different enough to present problems if we don't have the correct tools. This lecture will provide tools that I have learned over the past 15 years performing forensic genealogy." Visit Fisher Associates for additional information.
Let's Discuss It (Genealogy/computer discussion group led by Debbie Atchley)
Saturday, September 28 ~ 10:00 am to 12:00n ~ TnGenSoc Lecture Room
Bring up your topic of interest and/or soak up the knowledge from the round table. The last 30 minutes will be led by P.Z. Horton who will answer questions about Family Tree Maker software. If time allows, P.Z. will demonstrate some advanced features in Family Tree Maker. No registration is required for this program. "Let's Discuss It" handouts available for download.
Unless otherwise noted, all classes and programs are: 1) free and open to the public, and 2) held in the Tennessee Genealogical Society lecture room in the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138. For details call 901-413-7995 or email Tina Sansone: email@example.com